haze of growth…

being that my (current) backyard is a forest I get to stare at a crap-ton of trees on a regular basis.  Once fall has come to an end, the trees are nothing but tall empty super skinny sticks and as winter progresses they seem to get taller and more empty looking (probably just my eyes, … Continue reading haze of growth…

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a trip to Southern Virginia…

Thanks to Groupon the BF and I had a wonderful extended weekend in Southern Virginia.  We spent two nights in Smithfield and two nights in Williamsburg. A fun filled weekend of historic places and things -- the Jamestown Settlement, Smithfield, Colonial Williamsburg, some great driving tours, passed a number of plantations, saw lots of cotton … Continue reading a trip to Southern Virginia…

baking season has arrived…

and it's really going to shove a tiny monkey wrench in my knitting time.  I love to bake, I especially love it when it turns out delicious.  Everyone's happy when I bake (usually).  Today was a perfect day...it was sunny, and bit warm and chilly and the wind was blowing pretty steady all day.   Perfect … Continue reading baking season has arrived…

wonderful weather…

it's been delightful the last few days.  The mornings have been a bit chilly, but nothing to serious. yesterday was one of the most lovely days I can remember in a few weeks.  In September we had only 2 'partly-sunny' days in our neck of the woods.  The rest was grey, cloudy and usually rainy. … Continue reading wonderful weather…

autumn…

it truly showed up over night here it seems.  One day it was 90 and a tad bit more humid than I cared for, the next it was 65 and down right chilly.  My scarves are out (yes, I made 99% of them) and the sweaters are starting to make their appearances. I've noticed over … Continue reading autumn…

a knitted item for myself…

most of my knitting has been for others -- giving as gifts, or for those that have purchased. I have  a few select items that I have made for myself that I adore.  Tonight I just added to that collection -- I made myself a scarf.  It's orange, it's super soft -- it's delicious. And … Continue reading a knitted item for myself…

skype and some other stuff…

This past weekend was yet another great one.  After a full week (i'm not kidding, it was a full week straight) of rain I was excited to see the sun on Saturday and Sunday.  PLUS -- NFL football is back, which is always a great thing for our house. One the Skype side, my mom … Continue reading skype and some other stuff…